Ultimate Pasta Primavera Recipe: This 20-Minute Pasta Recipe Will Rock Your World by Donna John

Pasta Dinner
7 months ago
Ultimate Pasta Primavera Recipe: This 20-Minute Pasta Recipe Will Rock Your World

This is the absolute best pasta primavera recipe I've ever made. Seriously. My kids would beg me to make it, and asked me for the recipe when they flew the nest. Asparagus is a wonderful substitute or addition to the pasta recipe. So good!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 1 package fettucine, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 - 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil 
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 small zucchini, julienned 
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 - 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Here's how to make it:

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly. Shred the chicken and set aside.

In the same pan (no not drain out the drippings) add the zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper and mushrooms. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan.

In the same pan, melt the butter and cream cheese together. Add the milk and garlic powder.

Add the shredded chicken, vegetables, cooked fettucine and Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Put into pasta bowls and serve with additional Parmesan.

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I can see why your kids call this crack, LOL, yum!
Julie Rose
Making this one soon as I can. 😋
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, this looks delicious! I love the food/kid stories you share, Donna John . So fun to know the history behind the recipe!

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